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Day of Tripe
, 30 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Day Of The Triffids [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Where to even start with this utter garbage?
Maybe the lack of the definite article in the title should have tipped us off as to lack of fidelity to Wyndham's classic novel but I doubt anyone could have predicted a total car crash of an adaptation like this.
Wyndham's sombre post-apocalyptic novel has been travestied.
In place of the coldly rational Torrence of the book we get a cartoon villain played by Eddie Izzard. He not only walks away unharmed from a plane crash but he instantly takes over 10 Downing Street after finding the door unlocked.
There are no diseases spread by the millions of corpses left rotting in London.
The sympathetically portrayed convent community of Wyndham's novel has become a den of human sacrifice.
There are schoolgirls with machine guns. Guns everywhere, in fact. All the police carry them.
Triffids can climb trees. Instead of just stingers they have prehensile tendrils like B-movie monsters and can strangle their prey. God knows why they are even called triffids as they no longer walk on three legs. Their chilling drumming sound has been replaced by animal-like screeches.
Oh, and Mason has daddy issues.
Read the book or watch the excellent 80's adaptation starring John Duttine.
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